EIF Dpt. Director Mr. Cottogni and Alt. Minister for Investments Mr. Papathanasis, keynote speakers @ AgriBusiness Forum 2021



Alternate Minister of Development & Investments Mr. Nikos Papathanasis and European Investment Fund Deputy Director & Head of Mandate Management Mr. Hubert Cottogni honor AgriBusiness Forum 2021.

Mr. Papathanasis and Mr. Cottogni will address on Wednesday October 6th 2021 (16h00-17h30) at Session-4, along with the EU Commissioner for Agriculture Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski and the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development & Food Mr. Spilios Livanos.

AgriBusiness Forum 2021 is held on 6-7/10/2021 in Athens-Greece, highlighting “Food & Farming systems’ green and digital transition”, spanning across 9 high caliber sessions, 45 focal areas, 50 speakers from Greece and the world, and will be held with the physical participation of the panelists and accredited audience.

AgriBusiness Forum 2021 leading partner is the National Bank of Greece


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EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Wojciechowski, keynote speaker @ AgriBusiness Forum 2021

 

European Commission Head for Agriculture, Commissioner Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski honors AgriBusiness Forum 4th international edition in Athens-Greece, 6-7/10/2021, highlighting “Food & Farming systems’ green and digital transition”.

Commissioner Wojciechowski will address on Wednesday October 6th 2021 (16h00-17h30) about the new EU Common Agricultural Policy 2021-2027 and the Green Deal.

AgriBusiness Forum 2021 spans across 9 high caliber sessions, 45 focal areas and 50 speakers from Greece and the world and will be held with the physical participation of the panelists and accredited audience.


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Minister Livanos, Dpt. Ministers G.Stylios-S.Kedikoglou: keynote speakers @ AgriBusiness Forum 2021

The leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development & Food, for 4th consecutive year honors the panels of the AgriBusiness Forum 4th international edition to be held in Athens-Greece, on 6-7/10/2021, highlighting “Food & Farming systems’ green and digital transition”; featuring 9 high caliber sessions, 45 focal areas and 50 speakers from Greece and the world, and will be held with the physical participation of the panelists and accredited audience.


 


* Minister Spilios Livanos will address on Wednesday 6/10

* Dpt. Minister George Stylios will address on Thursday 7/10 at Chapter-6

* Dpt. Minister Simos Kedikoglou will address on Thursday 7/10 at Chapter-8

* Secretary General, Kostas Baginetas will address on Thursday 7/10 at Chapter-7

* Secretary General, Christiana Kalogirou will address on Wednesday 6/10 at Chapter-5


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Women’s entrepreneurship: driver for economic growth and sustainability (UN Women-AgriBusiness Forum 2021)

* Women make up over 40% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries while reinvesting up to 90% of their earnings in their families and communities

* Women agri-entrepreneurs face unique challenges due to discrimination, cultural norms and legal barriers

* Women entrepreneurship can be a big game changer if equal opportunities to women are created and targeted interventions are designed for women agripreneurs


UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, is facilitating, liaising and accelerating women entrepreneurship towards reaching higher potentials in number of sectors, agribusiness inclusive.

On Wednesday 6/10/2021, on the occasion of AgriBusiness Forum 2021, a UN Women special panel of female speakers from Germany, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia discusses about “Enabling Women entrepreneurship in agribusiness to build smart economies”.

AgriBusiness Forum 4th international edition is held in Athens-Greece, on 6-7/10/2021, highlighting “Food & Farming systems’ green and digital transition”; featuring 9 high caliber sessions45 focal areas and 50 speakers from Greece and the world. UN Women is AgriBusiness Forum official & programming partner.

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Farm2Fork, Green & Digital Transition, Thessaly future: only in AgriBusiness Forum series 2021

In the era of innovation, digitization and digital transformation, AgriBusiness Forum rolls-out 2 pivotal hybrid events for businesses, financial services, innovative farmers, policy makers, research and academia, fostering to address agrifood & environmental challenges in Greece and beyond.

a) The 4th international AgriBusiness Forum, in Athens-Greece, 6-7/10/2021 highlights “Food & Farming systems’ green and digital transition, The evolution of Farm2Fork & One-Health strategies”; featuring 9 content driven sessions, 45 focal areas and 50 speakers(see ABF2021 website).

b) The AgriBusiness Thessaly Summit, in Trikala-Greece, 19-20/11/2021 highlights “The future of Thessaly Plain in the digital era”; featuring 7 content driven sessions, 35 focal areas and 40 speakersand a field visit program (see ABS2021 website)

Either conferences are Covid-Free, will be held with the physical participation of the panelists and accredited audience, sessions will be broadcasted in real-time, while partners and sponsors will be provided range of on/offline privileges & outreach opportunities, ex. exhibit space, print & digital publicity, virtual booth, bulk invitations for customers’ relations and many more.

Being Farm2Fork leading stage in knowledge & networking, AgriBusiness Forum gathers businesses (45%), farmers (20%), sciences (20%) and policy makers (5%); and reveals factors influencing agrifood supply chains, such as Green Deal, climate change, food safety & security, precision agriculture, artificial-intelligence, financial-insurance-advisory instruments, FLW management, logistics-transport-mobility, new technologies, green-energy, traceability, IoT etc.

 

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AgriBusiness Thessaly Summit 2021 (pre-announcement)

AgriBusiness Forum | Thessaly summit is held on 19-20/11/2021 in Trikala-Greece highlighting “The Future of Thessaly plain in the digital era”. It will be spanning across 7 high caliber sessions, 35 focal areas and 40 renowned speakers. The conference will be held with the physical participation of the speakers and accredited audience representing leading businesses, financial services, innovative farmers, policy makers, research and academia.

The programme

Friday, 19/11/2021

  • Chapter-1: CAP 2021-2027, EU Recovery Fund, “Green Deal”, Climate Change & adaptation
  • Chapter-2:  Tool-kit for efficient agribusiness: financial services, insurance and advisory instruments
  • Chapter-3: The future of large-scale agriculture: precision farming addresses profitability and yield management
  • Chapter-4: Energy & Water resources: rivers’ supplies, reservoirs, energy & water power technologies
  • Chapter-5: Livestock & Fisheries: sheep & goat farming, cheese sector, goats & cattle for food and dairy, aquaculture farm industry

Saturday, 20/11/2021

  • Chapter-6: Plant transformation & hort-innovation: hydroponics crops under-coverage. Exploring greenhouses’ emerging opportunities
  • Chapter-7: Model agriculture under the synergies of Farmers-Businesses-Research/Academia.  Advanced cooperatives’ future face
  • Field visit experience in local agricultural facility
Agenda is subject to Chapters’ reordering, rephrasing, modifications

Dutch Embassy Athens webinar 1/7/2021: Opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs in the Greek horticultural sector

The horticultural sector in Greece is about to embark on a major modernization process. While the economic crisis, followed by Corona, halted investments in greenhouse production of vegetables in recent years, the export of those vegetables from Greece to the Netherlands increased. In the same period, we saw a strong increase in production volumes in the fruit segment. As a result of the current favorable political-economic climate, Greek horticultural entrepreneurs are expected to invest heavily in further modernization in the coming years. This offers great opportunities for the Dutch horticulture business community.

Curious about what this can mean for you? Then keep July 1st, from 13:00-14:00 (14:00-15:00 Greek time) free in your agenda. We will then organize the webinar “Opportunities for Greek- Dutch partnerships to modernize the horticulture sector in Greece”. During the webinar it will become clear where your opportunities lie in this upcoming modernization. The webinar is the result of an extensive sector study that was carried out on behalf of the Dutch Embassy in Athens.

 

Why this webinar?

Since last year, overall fruit and vegetable exports from Greece have risen sharply, and this trend is expected to continue. Important sales markets for vegetables are in particular Germany, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania, while Egypt is a growth market for Greek fruit. The Netherlands is an important buyer of Greek berry growers, especially their strawberries and blueberries.

However, the productivity of Greek horticulture is still far behind that of the Netherlands. This now seems to be changing. Greek producers are increasingly investing in high-tech greenhouses and technology, often of Dutch origin. Due to the changing markets these producers understand better than anyone that they need to modernize in order to meet the high standards of the retail market

– both at home and abroad. This leads to an increasing demand for digital applications and technology. This demand is being stimulated by EU and Greek incentive funds to further promote sustainable horticulture production.

 

For which entrepreneurs is this interesting?

The webinar takes a closer look at where exactly the opportunities lie for Dutch entrepreneurs. These are found in the provision of integrated solutions for increasing production in the greenhouse (vegetables) and starting material and adding value on the land (fruit). This will go hand in hand with a need for technological knowledge and research, which offers opportunities for Dutch consultants and knowledge instiutes.

 

Program

Speakers:

H.E. Mr. Spilios Livanos, Minister of Rural Development and Food, Greece

Mr. Maurits ter Kuile, Charge d’Affairs, Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, Greece Mr. Pieter Helfferich, Abribusiness Consultant, Agriprogress Nederland

The webinar starts with a brief background of the study. We then present findings on Greek-Dutch trade flows and Greek horticulture production. From there, opportunities for potential Dutch-Greek business partnerships are shared, and we look at recommendations to Greek producers, government agencies and knowledge institutes to realize their planned modernization. From this context, we zoom in on possibilities that are now available for both Dutch and Greek entrepreneurs, and on the facilitating role that the Dutch Embassy can play. Finally, as a real-life example, we look at the various fields of expertise of a group of Dutch companies that have indicated to want to take the step towards the Greek horticultural sector.

 

Participation and costs

The webinar will take place on Thursday July 1st , from 13:00-14:00 (14:00-15:00 Greek time). Participation is free. The language of the webinar is English.

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Organization

The organization of the webinar is in the hands of the Dutch Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food.

 

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact:

Rannia Savvaki, Senior Economic Policy Officer

Economic Department of the Dutch Embassy in Athens

AgriBusiness Forum 2021 official announcement – registrations now open

It is with pleasure to announce that AgriBusiness Forum 2021 website is on air and that registrations are now open.

AgriBusiness Forum 4th international edition is held in Athens-Greece, on 6-7/10/2021 highlighting “Food & Farming systems’ green and digital transition, The evolution of Farm2Fork & One-Health strategies”; including 9 content driven sessions, 45 focal areas, 50 speakers from Greece and the world and will be held with the physical participation of the panelists and accredited audience from leading businesses, financial services, farmers, policy makers, research and academia.

 

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Besides physical participation, the 2 days conference is also offered online (with reduced registration fees), providing audiences the opportunity to not missing anything from sessions’ dialogues and debates throughout AgriBusiness Forum 2021. Limited number for physical registrations is only available. You may register below:

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Top 3 Reasons Why You should join:

1) Inspiring Speakers: From EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Wojciechowski, UN WOMEN Director for Europe and Central Asia Ms. Alia El Yasir, to C & B-level Executives, renowned academics and innovative entrepreneurs -who are changing the norms- you’ll hear voices towards advancing Food & Farming systems’ green and digital transition. See all speakers.

2) Insightful Sessions: Over the course of these days, through live plenary panels, fireside discussions and keynote speakers, you will learn about Farm2Fork, One-Health, Green Deal strategies, also about agrifood next in primary production, processing, financing, trading, green-energy, transport, digital, retailing and education. View all sessions here.

3) Great Networking: Meet in person and network with over 300 agrifood business-policy-academic leaders in sessions’ breakouts. Online, make statements, post questions and interact with businesses in the virtual sponsors’ lounge.

 

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AgriBusiness Forum is bridging sciences-business-farming sectors; being markets’ leading gathering for businesses, financial services, innovative farmers, policy makers, research and academia. To address agrifood & environmental challenges, ABF is committed to advancing knowledge for the digitization & digital transformation of the agrifood value chain from seed to fork; and pivotal platform at boosting innovation and integrating partnerships towards viable, sustainable, traceable and resilient agricultural systems in Greece and beyond.

 

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AgriBusiness Forum forthcoming events 2021-2022

1st Regional Summit

Thessaly, November 2021

AgriFood Traction Tour

Netherlands, August 2022

5th International AgriBusiness Forum

Athens, October 2022

 

Looking forward to welcoming you aboard AgriBusiness Forum 2021,

Sincerely,

Christina Mangou

VP Comm. & External Relations

AgriBusiness Forum

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2021: new era, new premises to Geo Routes Institute NPO

 

 


It’s with pleasure to inform you that effective 15/12/2020 Geo Routes Institute NPO and Gnomon Performance have moved to new premises.

New address is Vasileos Irakliou 8 str. Athens 10682 GR.

This address is also home to AgriBusiness Forum, Balkans & Black Sea Forum, Gnomon Events & Destination Management and G-Live Entertainment.

In a new, modern and fresh environment located next to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, our team, customers and friends will have the opportunity reaching ultimate results with flair and creativity.

Phone numbers and e-mail accounts remain unchanged (see below).

On this occasion we would like to wish you, your family and your beloved Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Warm regards

Giannis Balakakis


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Act, Engage, Empower: time to invest in Women

INVITATION TO JOIN THE WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES (WEPs)


Dear Business Partners and Friends,

It’s almost 4 years that UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) is official partner to the Balkans & Black Sea Forum and AgriBusiness Forum, part of Geo Routes Institute.

Since then, our spectrum of activities in Greece and beyond is constantly endorsing, enhancing and highlighting the value of women in the workplace, marketplace and community. By adopting the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) you are not only investing in gender equality, inclusion and anti-racism, but mainly, you are investing in your business as deems obvious for your customers, workers, investors and shareholders.

Joining the WEPs is completely free and needs less than 5 mins from your time. Furthermore the CEO signals commitment at the highest levels that his/her organization (business, chamber, association or else) demonstrates a stake in, and a responsibility for, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

You are kindly invited joining the WEPs and be part of the global WEPs Ally which currently counts more than 3,600 signatories. As WEPs Sponsor/Referral we would appreciate using the 3rd option: Balkans & Black Sea Forum (BBSF).

What your journey across WEPs community?

  • Leading by example and promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.
  • Encouraging your networks to sign the WEPs.
  • Promote your organization:
  1. Create your company profile page
  2. Communicate your commitment
  3. Take the gender Gap Analysis Tool
  4. Share WEPs logo on your website

 

Looking forward to your participation

Sincerely

Giannis Balakakis

President, Geo Routes Institute NPO

Chair, Balkans & Black Sea Forum